"Kalliopi Vetta: Meeting with Presidents and members of Community Councils of P.E.. Kozani »
The Member of Parliament SYRIZA PS. Π.Ε. Kozani Mr.. Kalliopi Vetta participated in an online meeting with Presidents and members of Community Councils of PE.. Kozani. At the meeting, which was organized on the initiative of the President of the Community of Ptolemaida Mr.. Isaac Nikolaidis, also participated, Mr.. Costas Zachariadis, Head of Internal Affairs of SYRIZA PS. and Mr.. Miltos Hatzigiannakis, Deputy Head of Department.
The discussion focused on the presentation of the proposals and announcements of the Ministry of Interior for the change of the electoral law in the Local Government..
It was practiced, by all present, strong criticism of the government's plan as well, the autonomy of the Community Councils is abolished, since the candidates in them now have to sign up with the combinations that submit a candidacy in the municipality of the area to which they belong.
In this way, local communities are devalued as community councils become partisan and community representatives become collectors for municipal elections.
Mrs.. Vetta criticized the government's plan, while referring to the key role played by community councils, noting that they are the transponders of the local community to other institutional and local bodies for the promotion and solution of problems.
also, stated that while the country has a strong historical tradition in local government and, alongside, there is a general global trend towards the independence and empowerment of local communities, the government, for partisan and ideological reasons drastically reduces autonomy and self-action at the base of society.
End, stated that he would raise the issue in Parliament, noting that it will mediate for the summoning of the competent self-governing bodies to the Committees as well as for the submission of the protest resolutions against the bill.
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